Galois’s 1st Public Lecture

Évariste Galois (1811–1832)

Évariste Galois (1811–1832) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

19-yr-old Galois’s 1st public Math Tuition class after being expelled from Ecole Normale Superieure:

“My work proceeds from a tendency to think intuitively. Dispensing the details, I prefer to leap from foresight to idea to concept…
I propose an analysis of analysis : a new, terser (abstract) algebra, where the most elevated calculations will be considered as particular case, which ultimately must be put aside for greater, more general investigations… so my foresight will be used by generations of mathematicians to advance new theories.”

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